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Mechanic - Class A

Department: Maintenance
Location: West Warwick, RI

SUMMARY: 

Maintains diesel equipment operation by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements; correcting vehicle deficiencies; making adjustments and alignments; keeping records.

  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

"Essential functions" are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.

  • Perform proficient inspection, diagnosis and moderately complex repair of assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Provide assistance, guidance and direction to other maintenance personnel.
  • Inspect the quality of outside/supplier repairs and or rebuilds.  Assess structural damage and assign needed repairs utilizing the most appropriate method(s).
  • Conduct safety checks on trucks.
  • Perform maintenance related work as required.
  • Estimate time and material costs on repairs.
  • Maintains a clear line of communication to the Lead Mechanic/Foreman, Director of Maintenance and other staff in the maintenance department.
  • Keeps mobile shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications.
  • Occasionally may perform service calls for emergency breakdowns.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area in compliance with Corporate/OSHA Standards and perform all work in accordance with established procedures.

  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  1. Class A CDL license is preferred but not required.
  2. Certified welder is preferred but not required.
  3. 5+ years’ experience in class 8 tractor truck maintenance with background of hydraulics.
  4. Proficient in electronic diagnostics Cummins and Paccar.
  5. Experience with Peterbilt chassis a plus.
  6. Knowledge of DOT compliance, laws, rules, regulations and safety is helpful.
  7. Knowledge of TMT and PeopleNet a plus.
  8. Computer literate.  Microsoft, Outlook and Excel a plus.
  9. Attention to detail and possess a high level of accuracy.
  10. Comfortable working in a fast pace environment and ability to stay calm under pressure.
  11. Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain positive relationships with dispatch team and auto haulers.
  12. Excellent communication skills both internally and with customers.
  13. Work may require more than 40 hours per week.

Full benefit package; $150,000 of company paid life insurance; BCBS PPO plan; vacation, sick and personal time available after 30 days.

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